LUIS C. GONZALEZ, LEFT HANDED PITCHER
|Born: November 19, 2001
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2020, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Gonzalez threw 85-89 mph when he signed, with a curve and change. He had some projection and an ability to throw strikes.
Gonzalez pitched very well in his debut, with a good walk rate and opponents’ OPS of .608.
The Pirates sent Gonzalez back to the DSL and he wasn’t quite as successful as the previous year, mainly because his control dropped off a lot. Opponents batted only .173 against him, with little power, and he missed a lot more bats. He missed the first seven weeks of the season due to injury.
Gonzalez has pitched well so far, so he should be in the FCL in 2023.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2021
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2026
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2024
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|February 22, 2020: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.